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   Friday, August 23, 2019 

United States of America United States Virgin Islands U.S. Virgin Islands: Events

What is happening in United States Virgin Islands:

The Virgin Islands are some of the prettiest property in the Caribbean and a place where tourists from all over the world visit all year. It has a population of about one hundred and twenty thousand people but has more than four times as many visitors. There are many subtropical forests because the islands have a fairly good rainfall yearly.

There are a number of festive events from Carnival and Calypso celebrations.

January

  • New Year's Day - January 1 - Public Holiday
  • Crucian Christmas Festival - St. Croix
  • Calypso Monarch Competition - St. Croix
  • Martin Luther King's Jr. Day - Third Monday in January

February

  • Presidents' Day - Third Monday in February
  • Mardi Gras - St. Croix
  • Presidents' Day

March

  • Reggae Festival - St. Thomas
  • Carnival - (St. Thomas begins)
  • Easter Holiday - Good Friday, Easter Sunday and Easter Monday; (The Easter Holiday occurs either late March or early April).
  • Transfer Day - March 31

Transfer Day is the day that commemorates the date that St. Croix was handed over to the United States from Denmark.

April

  • Carnival in St. Thomas (carnival runs until the last weekend)
  • Arts Alive - Sunday Brunch (St. Thomas)
  • International Rolex Cup Regatta (St. Thomas)

Carnival in St. Thomas usually occurs in late April and is unusual in that it occurs after Easter. The carnival is run for a crazy month, which is full of dancing, drumming, masquerades, eating and stilt walkers.

May

  • Iron Man Jump Up - St. Croix
  • St. Croix International Triathlon
  • International Rolex Regatta - St. Croix
  • St. John carnival (begins the last week of May)
  • Memorial Day - Last Monday in May

June

  • Carnival in St. John

The carnival in St. John begins in late June and extends into the Independence Holiday of July 4.

July

  • Emancipation Day - July 3 - Public Holiday
  • Independence Day - July 4 - Public Holiday

Emancipation Day is celebrated on July 3, which is the date that was announced in the Virgin Islands that slavery had come to and end.

September

  • Labour Day - First Monday in September - Public Holiday

This is celebrated in conjunction with the Labour Day on Eastern Parkway in Brooklyn, New York.

October

  • Columbus Day, Virgin Islands Friendship Day - Public Holiday - Second Monday in October

November

  • Liberty Day (St. Croix) - November 1 - Public Holiday
  • Veterans' Day - November 11 - Public Holiday
  • Thanksgiving Day - Fourth Thursday in November

December

  • Christmas Day - December 25 - Public Holiday
  • Boxing Day - Public Holiday
  • Crucian Christmas Festival - Starts December 25 until early January

There is a two-week Crucian Christmas Festival, which starts at Christmas day and extends through early January and offers drinking, parading and feasting.


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